Brother mfc-j4510 does not scan

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Brother mfc-j4510 does not scan

Post by floidian » Tue May 08, 2018 1:03 pm


I got this printer working and printing on my OS (Mint 18.3) but it does not scan. Probably I did not install the driver for that? I installed something (something called .deb using the Terminal) from the brother webpage and it prints well.
I am pretty new to Linux.
Thanks so much for any help.
OS: Linux Mint 18.3 on dedicated HDD 500GB, 2 RAM, MB P5Q Intel, GPU ATI Radeon 4580.
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Re: Brother mfc-j4510 does not scan

Post by sdibaja » Tue May 08, 2018 1:48 pm

look again at the Brother site... most have a separate scanner package to install.
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Re: Brother mfc-j4510 does not scan

Post by pdc_2 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:26 pm

the scanners on Brother need several little steps to attempt to get them working;

so I would suggest you run their Install Tool; as it should do what you need; it should recognise you already have the printer drivers installed; and just do the scanner; if it duplicates the printer icon; just delete one from the PRINTERS folder;

so go here ... dlang=true

and click to download and SAVE what will be linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz

Open a terminal; copy each command below; paste into the terminal; hit the ENTER key; move to next command

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cd Downloads

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gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz

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sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1 mfc-j4510
Please ask if you need help on any of this: hopefully the install tool will cover the 3-4 points you need to cover; to get the scanner going: is it wireless?

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Re: Brother mfc-j4510 does not scan

Post by cato40 » Sun May 27, 2018 1:17 am

I found that if you download the Brother "scan" package from their site ,you should not have any problems ,I also install any Scanning packages fron Synaptic ;They help.

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